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Ezekiel 28:1–19

Proclamation Against the King of Tyre

28 The word of the Lord came to me again, saying, “Son of man, say to the prince of Tyre, ‘Thus says the Lord God:

“Because your heart is alifted 1up,

And byou say, ‘I am a god,

I sit in the seat of gods,

cIn the midst of the seas,’

dYet you are a man, and not a god,

Though you set your heart as the heart of a god

3 (Behold, eyou are wiser than Daniel!

There is no secret that can be hidden from you!

4 With your wisdom and your understanding

You have gained friches for yourself,

And gathered gold and silver into your treasuries;

5 gBy your great wisdom in trade you have increased your riches,

And your heart is lifted up because of your riches),”

‘Therefore thus says the Lord God:

“Because you have set your heart as the heart of a god,

7 Behold, therefore, I will bring hstrangers against you,

iThe most terrible of the nations;

And they shall draw their swords against the beauty of your wisdom,

And defile your splendor.

8 They shall throw you down into the jPit,

And you shall die the death of the slain

In the midst of the seas.

9 “Will you still ksay before him who slays you,

‘I am a god’?

But you shall be a man, and not a god,

In the hand of him who slays you.

10 You shall die the death of lthe uncircumcised

By the hand of aliens;

For I have spoken,” says the Lord God.’ ”

Lamentation for the King of Tyre

11 Moreover the word of the Lord came to me, saying, 12 “Son of man, mtake up a lamentation for the king of Tyre, and say to him, ‘Thus says the Lord God:

n“You were the seal of perfection,

Full of wisdom and perfect in beauty.

13 You were in oEden, the garden of God;

Every precious stone was your covering:

The sardius, topaz, and diamond,

Beryl, onyx, and jasper,

Sapphire, turquoise, and emerald with gold.

The workmanship of pyour timbrels and pipes

Was prepared for you on the day you were created.

14 “You were the anointed qcherub who covers;

I established you;

You were on rthe holy mountain of God;

You walked back and forth in the midst of fiery stones.

15 You were perfect in your ways from the day you were created,

Till siniquity was found in you.

16 “By the abundance of your trading

You became filled with violence within,

And you sinned;

Therefore I cast you as a profane thing

Out of the mountain of God;

And I destroyed you, tO covering cherub,

From the midst of the fiery stones.

17 “Your uheart was 2lifted up because of your beauty;

You corrupted your wisdom for the sake of your splendor;

I cast you to the ground,

I laid you before kings,

That they might gaze at you.

18 “You defiled your sanctuaries

By the multitude of your iniquities,

By the iniquity of your trading;

Therefore I brought fire from your midst;

It devoured you,

And I turned you to ashes upon the earth

In the sight of all who saw you.

19 All who knew you among the peoples are astonished at you;

vYou have become a horror,

And shall be no wmore forever.” ’ ”

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